Skip to comments.The Clinton Global Initiative . . . (Barf Alert: Bill is going global)
Posted on 07/12/2005 5:04:54 PM PDT by Vision Thing
NEW YORK, July 12 /CNW/ -- Leaders from around the world are greatly supporting President Clinton's first annual gathering of leaders known as the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI). CGI's goal is to address global challenges in four areas: poverty, religion, climate change and governance. The event will take place September 15-17 in New York City. This nonpartisan conference will concentrate a diverse and select group of current and former heads of state, business leaders, noteworthy members of the academic community, and representatives of key non-governmental organizations to identify immediate and pragmatic solutions to some of the world's most pressing problems.
"Holding participants accountable for the help they pledge is the best way to ensure that real change is happening throughout the world," President Clinton said.
To date, CGI is being attended and supported by the following leaders:
King Abdullah II of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
President Jacques Chirac of France
President Leonel Fernandez Reyna of the Dominican Republic
President Olusegun Obasanjo of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
Prime Minister Tony Blair of the United Kingdom
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan of the Republic of Turkey
U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan
Vice Premier Shimon Peres of the State of Israel
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger of the State of California
Dr. Hernando de Soto of the Instituto Libertad y Democracia in Lima, Peru
Sonia Gandhi, Chairperson of UPA, New Delhi, India
Rupert Murdoch, CEO of New Corporation, New York, NY
Richard Parsons, Chairman & CEO, Time Warner, Inc., New York, NY
Dr. Muhammad Yunus, Founder & Managing Director of the Grameen Bank
President Clinton has created the CGI to address some of the most historically intractable problems affecting our world. The two-day Initiative will focus on four themes: how to reduce poverty; using religion as a force for reconciliation and conflict resolution; implementing new business strategies and technologies to combat climate change; and strengthening governance. Some members of the four advisory boards comprised of experts in the topic areas include: General Wesley Clark, Pierre Omidyar, Jeffrey Sachs, Robert Rubin, Howard Shultz, George Soros, Edgar Bronfman Sr., President Leonel Fernandez Reyna, Congressman Jim Kolbe, former President Ernesto Zedillo, Senator Barack Obama and Cardinal Theodore McCarrick.
"I am thrilled that world leaders from both the public and private sectors have agreed to support me and come together to make a difference," added President Clinton. "And what we begin during three days in September will not end with the closing session of our event. My Foundation will take the ideas we develop and keep working with our Global Initiative participants and others to achieve tangible results."
The inaugural Clinton Global Initiative will take place September 15-17, 2005 coinciding with the 60th session of the United Nations General Assembly. It will bring together innovative and accomplished people from the political, business, academic and non-governmental organization (NGO) communities. The Clinton Global Initiative is a program of the William J. Clinton Foundation, which works to strengthen the capacity of people throughout the world to meet the challenges of global interdependence.
For more information, please visit: http://www.clintonglobalinitiative.org
For further information: Jen Farley, +1-212-445-8272, email@example.com, for Clinton Global Initiative
He's got a blood clot someplace.
including Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger of the State of California
How about 'fixing' California's problems first?
Willard is in severe distress, methinks. ;-)
I guess ahnuld has given up fixing CA, so he's movin' on to fix the globe's problems.
Check it out. [I forgot how to post a pic.]
I had to go and look at the source for several minutes, before I could believe this is for real. Clinton wants to be Emperor of the World.
Note this "little coincidence":
"The inaugural Clinton Global Initiative will take place September 15-17, 2005 coinciding with the 60th session of the United Nations General Assembly."
He wants to be head of UN, then have UN take over the world and supercede our Constitution and sovereignty>
Boner Bill's going for a score in every zip code?
"including Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger of the State of California"
I can't imagine what is Arnold thinking!
Oh for goodness sakes. Will we forever have to endure this evil man and his PIAPS Marxist wife?
This may explain all the rumors about his bent member.
What a huge ego, to name this after himself.
Try to explain Rupert Murdoch's intention to attend the meeting.
Oh, please! He strokes himself and the PIAPS who's going to run for POTUS. It makes her seem to be an player on the international scene
And what is Tony Blair doing there?
If Clinton had started some Global Initiative for World Improvement, or whatever, I can see, that some people would support it, just because, but when he actually names it for himself, I don't understand why so many are supporting this.
Are they going to kneel and pay homage to him, or something?
He wants to be head of UN, then have UN take over the world and supercede our Constitution and sovereignty
The press release says that kofi cup annan will be attending. I'm sure kofi ain't too happy about how clinton is aiming for his job.
Strangest list of bedfellows I've ever seen.
What is he planning to do about religion? Make everyone become Muslim? Is he going to dictate religion for people?
'to address global
challenges in four areas: poverty, religion, climate change and governance."
Thanks. I forgot about "Img src." Bill looks 70.
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